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Sawmill Accident

My family and I have been trying to find the article about my great great grandfather James Davis (His wife was Rose and his children included Maude Mae, Etta Lee, Mollie, James Jr, Cecil and Floyd Davis). He accidentally killed a man in Oklahoma around 1908-1910 and fled because he didn't want to be hung. The story is that he fled Northwest. News later came to the family that he died in a sawmill accident. Now we don't know if 'northwest' means a different state or northwest side of Oklahoma. However if anyone finds an article on him killing or being killed that would be BEYOND amazing!!!!

forum | by Dr. Radut